Thursday, May 27, 2010

quilt for the camper

I made another quilt this week, this one is for the camper.....I backed it in snugly, warm flannel. All the fabrics for the quilt front except the solids were given to me last summer from my bff's mother-in-law Cynthia. (Hi Cynthia!) I call Cynthia my fake mother-in-law, I guess faux mother-in-law sounds prettier. My mother-in-law passed away 2 years ago, so I adopted Cynthia for myself as her "sewing" daughter-in-law because her 3 daughter-in-laws do not sew/craft. Last summer she gave me a TON of fabrics from her stash, a TON! She also gave me all the left over fabrics she had from making a few of the grandson's camping I used those leftovers for a quilt for our camper, ta da!!

All of the print fabrics are from the same fabric line. I was coming up a bit short after I had already started cutting so I ran to JoAnn's and found some solids that coordinated, I think it turned out really well. I'm sure we will put it to good use this weekend, it is supposed to be a bit chilly and damp.....but of course, it is Memorial Day weekend, why would it NOT rain! :/

Monday, May 24, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival entry

This is my entry for Amy's online quilt festival (have you looked over there? Over 500 entries!!) This is a mini quilt I made for my daughter Emily, but not just any little quilt. I blogged earlier this year about Emily's first quilt. She made it out of construction paper at school for my 37th birthday in January. I was so touched that she thought of me with every piece she cut and pieced, just like making a real quilt out of fabric right? After I posted about Emily's quilt (and the story about me giving my mom my first quilt and my mom making her mom her first quilt) a blogging friend left me a comment, suggested I make Emily a mini quilt like the one she made me. BRILLIANT! Here is Emily holding the mini I made for her, she just loves it!
Here is Emily holding the quilt she made me, I JUST LOVE IT, and her too of course! :)

I tried to stay as close as I could to the colors she used, those triangles were a bit tricky! Thanks Christina for the idea!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

lucky day

I never do 2 posts in one day you see my name? I won something!!! I have admired Lisa's work for a long, long time and I enter every stinkin giveaway she does....I was so thrilled to see my name for winning one of her pewter hearts!

30 years ago

Mt. St. Helens, I can't believe it has been 30 actually scares me at how fast time goes by....I am older then my parents were at this time! What an event to experience, how I hope we don't have to experience it again! :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

block 7

block 7
Originally uploaded by kristinemhanson
I have had these done for several weeks, I have block 8 done too....I have seen a few finished quilts in the flickr group with teeny, tiny pinwheels in the sashing....I have a ton of fabric left from this project so I will add the teeny, tiny pinwheels to my "to do list" now. Happy weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

gift revealed...

This past weekend my hubs and daughter flew down to Arizona for our niece Cindell's graduation from Northern Arizona University. The following pictures are of her graduation gift. I made her a throw using the snowball block with Heather Bailey's Pop Garden and Bijoux fabrics, she loved it!

up close

Here is the quilt before it was quilted by Christina. I met Christina "online" about a year ago, I love her blog, her photo's, her quilts and she does some longarm quilting too. She lives in Vancouver, WA and I was able to meet her in person on my trip to Portland in March.....she did such a great job!

Here is Cindell after opening her gift last week, I am so glad she liked it! I thought the bright colors and feminine prints fit Cindell, so did she!

Congratulations Cindell!!

EDIT: top 3 photos are from Christina too, thanks!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

I made my mom this pillow for Mother's Day....this is a photo that was taken last summer of my brothers and I with our spouses and children.....only person missing from the photo is my new nephew Garrett but he really is in the photo....he was cookin inside my sister-in-law. :)

up close, I used some of my Sweetwater au.then.tic yardage, I really like the way the black and white photo looks with the mom liked it too.

Ever since my first Mother's Day when Emily was 9 months old I have had my husband take a few pictures of me with my child/children and I have a little "Mother's Day" scrapbook just for those photos...yesterday he took these of Jack, Emily and I....silly kids.

Here is a family picture of the 4 of us. :)

See those HUGE diamond earrings??? They were a gift from Emily....she really likes the bling! She bought these for me at Target, she was so proud of herself. (note to hubs....I would love a REAL pair of diamond earrings need for them to be this large though!!)

Hope you all had a nice Mother's Day!